“No Changes to Utility Liability Law”
Supervisors Testify Before Legislative Wildfire Committee
County Supervisors Diane Dillon, Napa County, and Carre Brown, Mendocino County, testified Wednesday in front of the Wildfire Preparedness and Response Legislative Conference Committee in a packed hearing room at the State Capitol. They, along with numerous other individuals, urged legislators not to make any changes to utility liability law in order to protect future fire survivors and local communities.
CSAC has been leading on efforts in the Capitol to prevent any changes to wildfire liability law in the last weeks of the legislative session; a press conference conducted by CSAC was recently held in Sonoma County and a joint local government association advocacy letter was submitted to the Conference Committee expressing significant concerns over any changes to the constitutionally protected inverse condemnation process.